In The News: Forget about Iraq... Think about Afghanistan. US casualties increase dramatically and the generals want to move 16,000 troops out of Iraq to the Afghani war. Intelligence says the Pakistani border is porous to weapons smuggling. The military is requesting 600 - 1000 MRAP IED/mine-resistant battle trucks even as General Motors shuts down it's domestic truck assembly lines and sells off it's Hummer/Bummer division.